MVP Profile – Misha Hanin

I met Misha a few years ago while I was an MVP still living in Winnipeg and Misha was visiting Winnipeg as planned his move to Canada.  We’d share postings between thelazyadmin.com and his site admininfo.ca and I was glad to hear he got his MVP award! —————————- Misha Hanin has served as an IT…

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TechDays in Ottawa – the sun has set

This was the first time we had a shorter version of the TechDays experience and it had it’s trial in Ottawa earlier today. For all intents and purposes – it was a great success from the in person feed back I got from hosting the breakfast and lunchtime activities and talking with people in the…


Sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/HDD2

As you may have read I recently jumped on the netbook bandwagon and have been playing about with the Asus Eee PC 901 for a while now.  For the past few weeks I’ve been using it as I travel for TechDays as an email and web surfing machine but decided I should put some music…

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MITPro meeting tonight. A shift in UG event format

Hello folks, I am currently sitting in the train on my way to Montréal where tonight I will participate in a User Group meeting for MITPro (Montreal IT Professionals Community). For this user group it marks a new way of conducting their meeting, a new meeting format. 1 topic 3-5 panelists. an open floor no…

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TechDays Data Platform Track Resources

Session 1 – Take Control of the Enterprise: Effective Solutions for Governing your Environment with Policy-Based Management   Enterprise  Policy Management  Framework –      http://www.codeplex.com/EPMFramework Policy Based Management Blog –      http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlpbm/default.aspx Lara Rubbelke’s Blog –      http://sqlblog.com/blogs/lara_rubbelke/default.aspx David E. Myers’ Blog: –      http://www.DavidEMyers.com To learn more about the PowerShell scripting Language –      http://powershell/pages/GettingStartedWithWindowsPowerShell.aspx –      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b4720b00-9a66-430f-bd56-ec48bfca154f&DisplayLang=en   Session…

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TechDays Infrastructure Track Resources

  Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Cluster Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering Clustering on Microsoft TechNet: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107273 Clustering Webcasts: http://msevents.microsoft.com Clustering on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/aa373130(VS.85).aspx   Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 Deployment and Migration Best Practices EBS Jumpstart Kit: http://www.ebsjumpstartkit.com/index.aspx Virtual EBS User Group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/EBSUserGroup/ EBS Click-Through-Demo: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4264a0fe-c3af-44c9-868a-c5a2a6d12fd4&displaylang=en EBS Preparation and Planning Wizards:…

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TechDays Virtualization Track Resources

  Planning Successful Physical to Virtual Server Migrations with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit MAP Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/mapblog   MAP Toolkit Download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=67240b76-3148-4e49-943d-4d9ea7f77730&DisplayLang=en   Transitioning to a Virtual Environment with Microsoft Hyper-V TechNet Magazine: An Introduction to Hyper-V http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/magazine/2008.10.hyperv.aspx Course 5935: Introducing Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 (Free) http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning/course/5935.mspx Exam 70-652: TS – Windows…

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Update – SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition from Heroes Happen Here Launch

Over the last couple of weeks I received a number of emails from individuals who attended the Heroes Happen Here (HHH) Launch events in the spring of 2008.  These emails all asked the same question:  I got my HHH kit and went online to request my copy of  SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition but have…

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Finding Opportunities in a Recession Economy, Part 3

Paul Laberge is back with the final instalment of this series.  Please shoot us an email via the link in the top left of the page and let us know what you think of this information and share experiences and ideas you have to survive the tough times. Rodney ————————- Without a doubt, most of…

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IT Guy / IT Gal Series – what’s the worst task you had to do?

Do you work in a small IT shop or are you the only IT resource that your company has? Are you the "go to" guy/gal for anything to do with technology? Do you (or others) consider yourself a "jack of all trades"? Do you work in a small company with less than 250 PCs? do…